Brazilian violinist Bruno Lunkes is a graduate of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, where he studied with Hella Frank and Fredi Gerling. Additional studies have been with leading brazilian teacher Marcello Guerchfeld and former Moscow Conservatory teacher Levon Ambartsumian. A participant of many of the major music festivals in Brazil, he has played in masterclasses for Shlomo Mintz, Rachel Barton Pine, Leon Spierer, Yang Liu, Dmitri Berlinsky, and Andrés Cárdenes, to name a few. Besides being the youngest member of the Caxias do Sul Symphony, Bruno has played as guest violinist and violist with all the major orchestras in his native state of Rio Grande do Sul. Currently, he is a member of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and a substitute for the Midland-Odessa Symphony. As a teaching assistant and proud recipient of the Recruitment Fellowship, Bruno is pursuing a Master’s degree in violin performance at the Texas Tech University, where he is a student of Annie Chalex Boyle. Bruno performs on an 1854 Charles Gaillard violin on a generous loan from the Texas Tech University School of Music.